Did you know that you can cross stitch a QR code? It's a really geeky way of displaying information. They take a while to stitch - around 5+ hours for a beginner, but I find stitching relaxing and a great break from the computer screen.
Here's some steps to help you make your own.
- What do you want to hide behind the QR code? QR generator websites offer lots of services, some you might have to pay for. I'd say keep it simple! A website or an email address. Copy what you want to use.
- Find a QR generator website. If this is for something commercial or you want to last forever, sign up for an account so you can keep your QR code.
- Paste your website or email address that's it. Your QR code is generated.
- Download it for safe keeping.
- I printed mine so I could stitch without my computer.
- Get your stitching materials together: aida, thread, scissors, cosy chair.
- Start stitching. My stitch took 4.5 hours. I watched a movie so I wasn't speed stitching until the last 90 minutes when I wanted to go to bed!
- Scan your QR code using a QR app on your phone.
- Tada! It works
I've never had problems with my stitches scanning. If you do, check your pattern against what you've stitched - you might be missing a square.
In 2017 I made a cross stitch that would e-mail my husband that I was on my way. I framed it and put it up at work where it still is!